On 25 September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 Targets to end poverty, protect our planet, promote peace, and ensure prosperity for all. All states, including Central Asian states, supported this initiative to achieve SD goals by 2030 and improve the quality of life in Central Asia for the current and future generations.
The ultimate success of the SDGs depends on solid collaboration and partnership among all concerned actors: United Nations, governments, policy-makers, civil society, business sectors, local communities, and of course researchers and universities.
The Third Central Asian Research Forum on Sustainable Development and Innovation provides a platform for ambitious researchers from Central Asia to present their cutting-edge and action-oriented research projects on Sustainable Development, discuss them with concerned partners, and forge partnerships for future implementation.
The Forum in the United Kingdom is organized in partnership with Loughborough University, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UK, the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan , and the British-Kazakh Society.